Portofino, Italy

A day in Portofino

Our day trip to Portofino was somewhat of a last minute decision. Our intention was to spend 5 days in the Cinque Terre so we could soak up the atmosphere in each town. But the weather didn’t really play along with our plan and we found ourselves trying to cram in as much as we could when it wasn’t raining so we’d have a chance to see each town without[...]
Madrid, Spain

Easter weekend in Madrid

Posted In: City breaks | Escapes
This Easter, we decided to go to Madrid for a long weekend. It was our first time visiting the capital and hopefully, it won’t be the last. Where I had found Barcelona stunning but somewhat over-crowded and really touristy, I absolutely loved how vibrant and cool Madrid was. I had also forgotten how spring south of the border[...]
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Posted In: Countryside | Escapes | Road trips
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yosemite National Park was jaw-dropping. Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or not, you absolutely must go at some point in your life. We were lucky to go after most of the crowds had left in October. I had read this wasn’t a great month to visit because most of the waterfalls would be dry but I thought that on the contr[...]
San Francisco, USA

San Francisco

When it comes to traveling, I usually try to avoid going back to cities where I have already been. This is mostly because I have so many places in the world where I want to go that I feel I’ll never get to them all if I keep going back to the same places over and over again. But there are a handful of cities that I’d happily make an exception for. San Fr[...]
Northern California, USA

Our Road Trip in Northern California

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed a few weeks ago that I posted some photos of our recent trip to the US. Richard was really keen to explore Yosemite and I really wanted to go back to San Francisco where I had spent a weekend years ago. With this year marking Rich’s 30th birthday, we thought it’d be the perfect reason to hop across[...]
Formentera, Spain

Summer in Formentera, Spain

Posted In: Escapes | Islands
Back in June, I was in desperate need of a holiday. I had just gone through a really busy time at work and all I wanted to do was to just soak up the sunshine and chill at the beach all day, cocktail in hand. Formentera,  the smallest of the Balearic Islands in Spain, came to mind. I had read an article about it in a magazine the previous year and it soun[...]
Porto, Portugal

Birthday weekend in Porto, Portugal

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If you’re a long-time reader of the blog then you have probably noticed I very rarely celebrate my birthday in my home country (France) or my adoptive country (England). My plan usually consists in escaping to another country and celebrating there. In the past 4 years, I’ve turned one year older in Spain, the Netherlands, Iceland and this year, Portugal.[...]
Oxford, UK

Easter Weekend in Oxford

Posted In: Countryside | Escapes
A few weeks ago, Richard and I went to Oxford for a long weekend. I had been wanting to go back for years. It’s such a beautiful city; the architecture is gorgeous, the history is incredible and they have the most fantastic museums. I love that there are bicycles everywhere and lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants.   We stayed at the Tower Hous[...]
Suffolk, UK

Valentine’s Weekend at Ickworth House, Suffolk

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January and February are what I would call my hibernation months. You can usually find me either at work or at home, hiding away from the cold. This involves me being all wrapped up under layers and layers of wooly jumpers, patiently waiting for the warmer days to arrive. I did make an exception to my hibernation rule last weekend when Richard surprised[...]